Tyler Pill

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Tyler Pill
Tyler Pill on March 8, 2015 (cropped).jpg
Pill with the Mets in 2015
Texas Rangers
Pitcher
Born: (1990-05-29) May 29, 1990 (age 28)
San Dimas, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 27, 2017, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
(through 2017 season)
Win–loss record0–3
Earned run average5.32
Strikeouts16
Teams

Tyler Stephen Pill (born May 29, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization. He has previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Mets.

Career[edit]

Pill was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 38th round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft from Covina High School in Covina, California and the New York Mets in the 4th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from California State University, Fullerton in Fullerton, California.

Pill is the younger brother of former professional first baseman Brett Pill, who also played college baseball for Cal State Fullerton.[1]

Over three seasons with the Cal State Fullerton Titans, Pill pitched and played the outfield, had a 3.19 earned run average, 1.06 WHIP, 5.13 strikeout to walk ratio, .336 batting average, .421 on-base percentage and .488 slugging percentage.[2] Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association all named him to Freshman All-American teams after he set his school's freshman records in wins and shutouts. He and teammate Noe Ramirez were named co-Big West Conference Freshman Pitcher of the Year.[3] Fullerton had a .724 winning percentage in Pill's time with the program and won the Big West Conference title twice in three seasons.

New York Mets[edit]

On May 26, the Mets demoted Rafael Montero to the AAA Las Vegas 51s and promoted Pill to take his spot on the roster.[4] He made his Major League debut in the tenth inning of the following night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, getting two outs but giving up a single, a hit batsman, and a walk and taking the loss.[5] Pill made his first Major League start on May 30, 2017 against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field. He allowed one run over 5.1 innings.[6] On August 24, it was announced he would be shut down for the season after undergoing an arthroscopic debridement of his right elbow. He elected free agency on November 6, 2017.

Arizona Diamondbacks[edit]

On January 15, 2018, he was signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a minor league contract.

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

On April 21, 2018, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations. The Dodgers assigned him to AAA Oklahoma City[7] where he made 19 appearances (13 starts) and finished the season with a 3–5 record and 4.76 ERA.[8] He elected free agency on November 2, 2018.

Texas Rangers[edit]

On February 19, 2019, Pill signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers.

Personal life[edit]

Pill's brother is retired MLB player Brett Pill.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brothers doing it big". Daily Titan. March 7, 2012. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  2. ^ "Tyler Pill Baseball Statistics [2009-2017]". www.thebaseballcube.com. The Baseball Cube. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  3. ^ Foley, Brian (October 20, 2010). "Top 100 Countdown: 86. Tyler Pill (Cal-State Fullerton)". College Baseball Daily. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  4. ^ Ackert, Kristie (May 26, 2017). "Mets send Rafael Montero to minors to make room for Tyler Pill". NY Daily News. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  5. ^ "Jaso's RBI Singles in 9th, 10th Rally Pirates Past Mets 5-4". New York Times. Associated Press. May 27, 2017. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  6. ^ Staszewski, Joseph (May 31, 2017). "'Big confidence booster': How Tyler Pill saved his first MLB start". New York Post. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  7. ^ https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/diamondbacks-tyler-pill-shipped-to-dodgers/
  8. ^ "2018 Oklahoma City Dodgers Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved September 12, 2018.

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